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christinamartin 09-29-2012 12:42 AM

knocking down a wall
 
how to knock down a wall?

user1007 09-29-2012 05:13 AM

What kind of wall. Is it load bearing and holding all or part of your house up?

oh'mike 09-29-2012 05:28 AM

I saw a truck do that once----not a clean job though.

A few more details---

joecaption 09-29-2012 07:34 AM

#1 You have to figure out of it's load bearing.
#2 Find out is there's any wiring, plumbing, HVAC ducts inside the wall.

Is it an inside or outside wall?

woodworkbykirk 09-29-2012 11:49 AM

you do it by hiring a pro... if you dont know how.. dont do it

user1007 09-29-2012 01:21 PM

True story. One of my best friends used to build very high end residences in an affluent neighborhood or two in Northern California. He once put an offer on a house that had a couple mortgages and a construction loan attached to it. It was clear the bank had never checked up because the DIYers had removed bearing walls, the house had collapsed, and the homeowners had just walked away from it. He was going to raise and build a new home anyhow so it didn't matter to him but we had to laugh about it. The people destroyed what was probably a home in the $350K range. He built something about 3 times that which of course amounted to about 400sf in N California of course.

Lesson is make sure you know what you are taking down and how to do it. As mentioned above, if you are not sure pay someone to do it. :yes:

Carmen Bretto 11-07-2012 08:00 AM

Use a sledge hammer cause its the basic tools to do it but it also depends on what type of wall it is...


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